RJD leader Sunil Rai kidnapped in Bihar's Chhapra, rescued within 24 hours, 2 arrested: Police
Police have rescued Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Sunil Rai from his abductors within 24 hours of his kidnapping and arrested two suspects in connection with his abduction.
A senior official of the Bihar Police said that Rai, who was abducted in Chhapra district of Bihar on Tuesday, has been rescued and the vehicle used in the RJD leader’s kidnapping has also been seized, adding that two people have been arrested in this regard.
The official said that a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered and other person involved in Rai’s abduction would be behind bars soon, adding that further investigation is underway.
On Tuesday, RJD leader Sunil Rai was abducted from his office in Bihar’s Chhapra in the wee hours of Tuesday.
An official statement issued by the Saran Police had said that a group of unidentified assailants abducted the 42-year-old Rai from outside his office near the market committee under Muffasil police station limits around 4:30 am on Tuesday.
They had said a special investigation team (SIT) was constituted to nab the abductors and rescue the politician.
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The entire ordeal of Sunil Rai’s kidnapping which was caught on security camera footage shows the kidnappers, at least six in number, lying in wait outside Rai’s office in a white Scorpio SUV. As soon as Rai steps outside, the assailants grab hold of the politician and after a brief struggle by Rai, drag him into their vehicle and escape the scene. The victim’s mobile phone was recovered a short distance away from the scene.
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The RJD leader’s father said his son had received a phone call and went to the party office on early Tuesday, while denying all claims of any personal enmity being the cause of his son’s kidnapping.
Police said that the motive behind Rai’s kidnapping is still being investigated as there was no ransom demand. Notably, Rai had rebelled against the RJD and contested as an independent candidate. Reportedly, he’s also associated with the land business.
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